B’klyn ar­mory plan be­ing ‘reeval­u­ated’

New York Daily News - - NEWS - Erin Durkin

THE CITY may scrap plans to build pricey con­dos as part of a con­tro­ver­sial de­vel­op­ment plan for Brook­lyn’s Bed­ford Union Ar­mory, of­fi­cials said Tues­day.

The de Bla­sio ad­min­is­tra­tion is push­ing the project to build a new re­cre­ation cen­ter and hous­ing at the Crown Heights ar­mory, but the plan has drawn fierce protests in the neigh­bor­hood and strug­gled to gain sup­port from the City Coun­cil, which must ap­prove it.

Coun­cil­woman Lau­rie Cumbo (DBrook­lyn) has es­pe­cially fo­cused her op­po­si­tion on the more than 40 mar­ket-rate con­dos slated for the site.

“That is some­thing we are cur­rently reeval­u­at­ing,” Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Corp. Pres­i­dent James Patch­ett said at a hear­ing.

“The mayor is se­ri­ously con­sid­er­ing this pol­icy in a city­wide ba­sis, and whether it is ap­pro­pri­ate un­der any cir­cum­stances to be pro­vid­ing con­dos on city-owned prop­erty,” he said.

The con­dos were orig­i­nally sup­posed to gen­er­ate cash to help pay for the rec cen­ter.

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